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Equality Illinois Says State Civil Union Law a Failure

By Nottage and Ward on July 9, 2012

As experienced civil union attorneys in Illinois, the legal team at Nottage and Ward are well aware that there have been bumps in the road since the Illinois civil union law took effect in June 2011, but, according to WJBC.com, advocacy group Equality Illinois is going as far as to say that the Civil Union Act is a failure.

Since the civil union law took effect in June 2011, there have been a total of more than 5,000 civil unions granted in Illinois. The head of the gay rights advocacy group Equality Illinois followed the experiences of these civil union couples for one year. The results of this study revealed that “every area of law failed to provide full equality” as civil union couples were denied their rights, treated unequally, or even discriminated against.

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